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The new legislation is designed to help German authorities contain the third wave that is making its way across Europe.

Strict new anti-COVID measures passed by German lawmakers this month are leading several major law firms to maintain and make permanent flexible working measures, according to senior local lawyers. 

The new rules, which have been introduced by the German Bundestag as the country faces a third wave of the coronavirus, obligate employers to send employees home unless there are “compelling operational reasons,” while those who remain in office must be provided with self-testing kits at least once a week.  

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James Carstensen

James Carstensen is a Germany-based correspondent for Law.com International. He writes about lawyers and legal issues in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. His coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. He can be reached at [email protected]

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